The Melon Cantaloupe , rock melon (Australia), sweet melon, or spanspek (South Africa) is a melon that is a variety of the muskmelon species (Cucumis melon) from the family Cucurbitaceae.
it makes a refreshing snack in the summer, and it contains nutrients that can benefit a person’s health.Melon Cantaloupe is one of the best known sugar melons The shape can vary slightly from round to oval and the shell is yellow and smooth with longitudinal furrows.
Melon Cantaloupe is one of the best known sugar melons we import into Norway. The shape can vary slightly from round to oval and the shell is yellow and smooth with longitudinal furrows. The pulp is more greenish in the round varieties and more creamy yellowish-white in the oval. Unlike most other sweet melons, honey melon can continue to ripen and taste after harvest. This means that it can be harvested somewhat earlier and thus achieve longer shelf life. The taste is mild and aromatic. Nevertheless, the taste is milder in honey melon than in other melon varieties such as galiamelon and ogen melon.
APPLICATION of Melon Cantaloupe
The Melon Cantaloupe is split in half, and all the seeds in the middle are scraped out with a spoon. Then the melon is divided into smaller pieces, the pulp is cut from the thick peel and served. Fine serving tips are to loosen the pulp from the peel, but to serve the pulp lying on top of the peel. Honey melon can also be cut into pieces and included in a fruit salad or eaten naturally. Lovely for appetizer served with cured ham.
Melon Cantaloupe has low energy and fat content and is a source of vitamin C and dietary fiber. Vitamin C strengthens the immune system and increases the absorption of iron from other foods, while dietary fiber is beneficial for digestion.
Nutrition Value of Melon Cantaloupe
Surprising Health Benefits of Melon Cantaloupe
Good for your hair Cantaloupe’s most potent vitamins—A and C—are essential to helping us maintain strong, healthy hair and just one serving (about one-quarter of a melon) contain 100 percent of the recommended dietary allowances of both. Vitamin A, also known as retinol, is required for sebum production, a compound that keeps our scalp and hair moisturized and healthy.
Helps keep your skin healthy Read the fine print on your favorite facial moisturizer and you’re likely to find “stabilized retinol,” also knows as vitamin A, among the ingredients. Research published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology suggests that applying the antioxidant to your skin can slow down the aging process. While using skincare products high in vitamins A and C, which also contributes to photoprotection, are important, isolating the nutrients is not as beneficial as eating a whole food.
Helps keep you hydrated Eating cantaloupe is not only a refreshing, low-calorie dessert, but its high-water content also helps keep you hydrated, especially on hot summer days or after an intense workout. “Cantaloupe is high in potassium, an electrolyte that we lose when we sweat,” says Ginger Hultin, RD, spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Eating cantaloupe or other foods high in potassium as a post-workout snack helps your body recover and lessens the chance for muscle cramps and fatigue.
Hood for your heart Cantaloupe contains several ingredients—fiber, potassium, and vitamin C—that contribute to keeping your heart healthy. If you have it for breakfast or a snack, you are on your way to meeting the national fiber recommendations.Consuming foods that are high in potassium help to lower blood pressure and may reduce the risk of stroke, the formation of kidney stones, and protect against loss of muscle mass and bone mineral density. Potassium helps lower blood pressure by counteracting the effects of sodium.